Authored by Darren Hutchinson, a law professor at American University, this blog offers up extremely opinionated posts on law, politics and justice. Commenting on topics that include the economic bailout, the 2008 election, constitutional law and race relations, it’d be tough to find a better law professor blog out there.
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In a prior blog entry, I chastised my liberal colleagues for making a fuss over Sarah Palin's shopping spree for campaign attire. Focusing on her clothing and related expenses singled her out as a female candidate. The media have not similarly obsessed over the fashion of male candidates, and the...
Earlier this year, I caused anxiety among a few of my dearest friends with my unrelenting critiques of media sexism against Hillary Clinton. To them, Clinton was either ideologically too "problematic" to warrant feminist intervention or "it wasn't about sexism, people just hate that woman." Well,...
Earth to Illinois: Even Allegedly Corrupt and Unpopular Governors Deserve More Than Kangaroo Justice!
Although some Illinois lawmakers have promised to fast-track Governor Rod Blagojevich's impeachment, the House impeachment panel has not even heard any of the recorded conservations that make up the bulk of the prosecutor's evidence against the governor. The panel has also not taken testimony from...
Was GOP's Opposition to Bailout a Clever Ploy? Concessions for House Republicans Could Increase Budget Deficit, Make Plan More Expensive
The decision by the House GOP to reject the bailout plan that Bush, Paulson, and McCain endorsed was truly dramatic. Although many experts viewed the bailout as a necessary tool for stabilizing the economy, many House Republicans opposed it on the grounds that it would reward reckless corporate...
A lot of professional and amateur media have argued that the "stand your ground" rule -- a provision in Florida self-defense law -- could complicate or preclude the prosecution of George Zimmerman. Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, but police declined to arrest him. Sanford Police Chief...
"It is about time the court faced the fact that the white people of the South don't like the colored people." -- Chief Justice William Rehnquist (written when he was a law clerk on the Supreme Court). The recent murder of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager, by George Zimmerman, a white "neighborhood...
Note: Major New Development in the Case: SHOCKING NEW WITNESS TESTIMONY IN TRAYVON MARTIN CASE! Under threat of litigation, police in Sanford, Florida have released 911 tapes related to the February 26 killing of Trayvon Martin. Martin's death has begun to attract national media attention....
Note: Major New Development in the Case: SHOCKING NEW WITNESS TESTIMONY IN TRAYVON MARTIN CASE! The Miami Herald and the Orlando Sentinel have published additional reports regarding the death of... To view the rest of this article, please visit DISSENTING JUSTICE. Thanks.
ABC News has just released a story that could certainly lead to a murder charge against George Zimmerman, the individual who killed Trayvon Martin. Attorneys for Martin's family released cell phone... To view the rest of this article, please visit DISSENTING JUSTICE. Thanks.
WFTV, a local Florida television station, reports that the supervising officer who initially responded to the killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford has a prior record of racial controversy. In 2010,... To view the rest of this article, please visit DISSENTING JUSTICE. Thanks.